When the United States places missiles on Russia’s borders that can incinerate Moscow and St. Petersburg in 5-7 minutes, and Russia does not place any missiles near US borders, it is the United States that is being “aggressive.” Not Russia. This is obvious. But the Orwellian message that has been foisted on Americans by all major media for years has been: “Russian aggression!” “Russian aggression!” “Putin is a monster!” When the United States spends $5 billion in 2014 to orchestrate a violent coup in Ukraine to overthrow the democratically elected ...

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Women for Women Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Women for Women Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 6 PM Women for Women is extremely fortunate to have Tricia Zunker as our guest speaker on Thursday, April 6th, at 6  PM. She will speak to an issue we all should be aware of and strive to address; the horrible issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Tricia's background is astounding.  She has been an Associate Justice of the HO-Chunk Nation Supreme Court since 2013.  She has also served as President of the Wausau School Board, is founding director of Central Wisconsin Indigenous Peoples' Day Committee ...

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I had the strangest dream last night. I dreamed that Russia and China had placed nuclear missiles and troops all along America’s northern and southern borders. Russia had armaments on the Canadian front that, should America show aggression and begin a war against Canada, in 5-7 minutes could incinerate Seattle, St. Louis, Minneapolis/St Paul, Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Boston, New York City, and Washington DC. China had placed arms along the Mexican border and in 5-7 minutes could level San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Houston, Dallas, New Orleans, ...

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The Social in Political/Economic Society

One of the dominate themes in American society is that of rugged individualism. Individualism is a key to American society, but it exists within social perimeters. We exist in a social environment in thought, property ownership, economy, and innovation. We are not isolated individuals carving out our lives on our own intelligence, talent, and initiative. Instead, we exist, and operate in, a functioning society. A functioning society means a legal framework, social investments, and a knowledge base that allows people and businesses to operate within consistent, and predic...

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Rights of Nature and Indigenous Activism

https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7013q000002NUz2AAG&mapLinkHref=&mc_cid=42ff8affd4&mc_eid=da7c25b16d   Rights of Nature and Indigenous Activism Date and Time: Mon, Mar 20, 2023; 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM  (Local Time) Organized By: Great Waters Group Location: Virtual Event Organizers: Jasmine Viges jasmine.viges@refloh2o.com (414) 702-7452 Presenters will be White Earth tribal attorney Frank Bibeau and Thomas Linzey, senior legal counsel for the Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights. In 2018, the ...

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“Unchecked militarism is the fatal disease of empires.” - Historian Arnold Toynbee   “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities. It is two electric power plants, each serving a town ...

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A History of Mining Failures in Northern Wisconsin

Tom Tiffany’s mining fantasies have not been working out.  He authored what may go down as one of the worst laws ever written, designed to create a low cost iron mine by removing the top of the Penokee Hills and filling in the headwaters of the Bad River, a major river feeding Lake Superior, with the mine wastes.  It did not end well for Mr. Tiffany. Then Senator Tiffany’s dream came true when he was able overturn the so-called “Mining Moratorium Law”, despite overwhelming opposition to his scheme.  The law was never a moratorium on metallic mining in our ...

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U.S. Labor, Then and Now

Democracy and Political Violence

“The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his book “Strength to Love.” Driving to Green Bay recently I noticed a number of billboards that said “Thank a cop.” That part of Wisconsin being staunchly right wing, one would assume this message was a reaction to Black Lives Matter protests and efforts to make police more accountable for excessive use of force against minorities. We were driving through a snow storm and it occurred to me that ...

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